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Three more ships will depart from Black Sea ports laden with food on Friday morning as part of a grain deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey, officials said.
Two of the ships will leave the port of Chernomorsk and another will leave the port of Odesa carrying a total of over 58,000 tons of corn.
“We hope for the professionalism of all those involved,” Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Alexander Kubrakov wrote on Facebook.
Under the agreement reached by officials on July 22, the ships can leave the ports of Odesa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny with wheat, corn and related food.
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The deal appeared to be in jeopardy on July 23, when Russia launched a series of missile attacks on the Ukrainian coast, but the first ship carrying 26,000 tons of corn left this week.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February squeezed food prices around the world as both countries are key players in the global commodity market.
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The United Nations FAO Food Price Index, which reflects the international prices of a basket of food products, rose 23% in June compared to the same period last year.